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62.1 Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES)
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The Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) is a program of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) which provides support services and financial assistance to children of certain deceased, blinded, or totally and permanently incapacitated veterans or members of the defence or peacekeeping forces. Benefits include financial assistance for education (e.g. additional tutoring), guidance in vocational choices and educational counselling. The VCES is authorised by Part VII of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.